Social enterprise Social Bite has officially launched its village in Edinburgh which aims to tackle homelessness by providing a safe living environment for around 20 people per year.
Published 17 May 2018
Homelessness charity Cyrenians welcomed Queen Margaret University Chancellor and catering legend Prue Leith to Leith yesterday to open its brand new Cook School and teaching kitchen.
Published 13 February 2018
Homelessness and inclusion charity Cyrenians has appointed a manager for the Social Bite Village set to provide a home for up to 20 people affected by homelessness.
Published 29 November 2017
Homelessness and inclusion charity Cyrenians is hosting various activities at HMP Addiewell to celebrate Book Week Scotland and Prisoners’ Week.
Published 27 November 2017
In a guest blog for homelessness charity Cyrenians, Dr Ligia Teixeira outlines why Crisis believes that improving outcomes at scale requires a new approach.
Published 15 November 2017
To mark Alcohol Awareness Week (November 13-19), Edinburgh homelessness and inclusion charity Cyrenians highlights its work to alleviate the detrimental footprint that the misuse of alcohol leaves across communities.
Published 13 November 2017
In an open letter in The Herald, written to coincide with Mediation Awareness Week, a number of Scottish charities have stressed the importance of early intervention in reducing the number of people presenting as homeless and have urged the Scottish Government to take note.
Published 18 October 2017
A new service has been launched that seeks to address a visible problem with rough sleeping in Edinburgh.
Published 6 September 2017
A group of 24 Scottish charities have come together to urge the UK government to stop the roll-out of the Universal Credit system in Scotland.
Published 31 August 2017
Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken reflects on new homelessness research from Crisis.
Published 18 August 2017
The prototype of a home which will be built in a new Social Bite village for the homeless in Edinburgh is on show in St Andrews Square during the Edinburgh Festival.
Published 11 August 2017
The houses for Social Bite’s new village are now under construction with members of Edinburgh’s homeless community expected to be onsite before Christmas this year, Social Bite co-founder, Josh Littlejohn MBE, confirmed today.
Published 19 July 2017
Businesses in Edinburgh city centre are to help fund police officers and charity workers to address issues of homelessness and begging in the area.
Published 8 June 2017
Cyrenians CEO Ewan Aitken outlines his questions for candidates in the upcoming council elections.
Published 21 April 2017
A Scottish charity has launched a new Facebook Messenger “bot” to teach Scots about the real causes of homelessness amongst young people after research found nearly half believe it is through choice or a refusal to accept assistance.
Published 20 April 2017